I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve tried to drag a widget onto a sidebar, only to continuously “drop” it with my stupid, clumsy fingers. So when I read Corey Collins’ post at WebDevStudios calling for a WordPress core widget refresh, I nodded by head in furious agreement at his call to arms to end widget drag and drop.
How many times have you seen a WordPress tutorial where you’re instructed to add a snippet of code to your functions.php file in order to add new functionality to your site? I’m sure we’re guilty of a few. The best practice is to create your own functionality plugin, instead of loading up your functions.php file with a ton of code.
If you’re looking to run a job board with WordPress, then we have some good news for you. There are a number of nice solutions out there that offer a range of impressive functions and designs.
As always, of course, you might not get everything you’re looking for in one solution. You might think one has everything you want, but then you start looking at another, and you see something that you didn’t think of before. And having seen it, you decide you have to have that too.
Are you tired of forgetting your password and sending reset emails? WordPress is everywhere and chances are that you have multiple sets of login credentials for your many WordPress sites. Keeping track of all of this login info can be maddening, especially if you’re a developer with hundreds of sites.
Imagine your life without passwords. Believe it or not, you don’t have to trade security for convenience.
Introducing LaunchKey: Your Ticket to Killing Passwords Forever
A few months ago we previewed the new WordPress admin design powered by the MP6 plugin, which will more than likely make its debut in WordPress 3.7. If you can’t stand to wait for the new design, you can get MP6 right now but know that it’s undergoing active development. Don’t be scared away by its 1996 plugin header design – the new admin UI is actually a beautifully simplified new look.
Although the wordpress.org directory doesn’t like our Autoblog plugin (they won’t let it in), we sure do. That’s why we continue to work on it.
We’ll get into the deal with the wordpress.org directory at the end; for now, however, we’ve got some good news for those of you who do appreciate what a powerful, easy-to-use tool it is.
In addition to some tuning up, Autoblog recently received several new add-ons. (Add-ons are like plugins for a plugin. You can activate them or not, depending on what you need.)
Append Text to Post Add-on
Need to liven up your comment section? One easy way is to allow your visitors to insert both videos and images into them.
There are hundreds of ways to backup WordPress sites but very few of them are compatible with multisite networks.
When you operate a multisite network, you’re responsible not only for the work you have put into creating the main site but also for the hard work that everyone else has put into their websites on your network. It would be tragic to lose all of that data due to a hosting failure, DDoS attack or some other misfortune that might befall your network.
If you are a power-posting WordPress administrator or blogger, it can get confusing to look at the post listing page in the dashboard and see posts of every possible publishing status sharing the same space. Seeing everything tossed into the same bin can get absolutely maddening for organized personalities. If you are the type of person who enjoys organizing and keeping things nicely arranged in your work space, then you will want to add today’s featured plugin, Colored Admin Post List.
WordPress Pages rock. Don’t get me wrong — Posts are cool too. But to me, Pages are the heart and soul of “WordPress as a CMS.”
For most people, unless you’re dealing with post formats, Posts are going to be pretty much all alike. Of course the content may make them different, but when you boil it down, they’re usually going to be fairly similar. And that’s the way it should be.
For Posts, there should probably be some sort of predictability. You don’t want to make your visitors constantly reorient themselves when they’re reading through your posts.